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Health Notes Aug./Sept. 2023: Walk in the Cemetery, Participate in Support Group

Gender-Affirming Care Services in Toledo

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Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (PPGOH) announced that Toledo Health Center will now practice gender-affirming care services. This serves as the first step into PPGOH’s goal of providing gender-affirming services to all of its Ohio  health centers. Toledo will join Akron, Athens, Franklinton, Kent, Mansfield and Old Brooklyn Health Centers in providing services like therapy, cancer screenings, birth control, HIV prevention and more to transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming Ohioans. “There is no question that gender-affirming care is lifesaving care,” Iris Harvey, president and CEO of PPGOH, said. “It is our mission to ensure that all Ohioans are able to easily access the care they need in a safe and judgment-free environment.” ppgoh.org.

Silver Sneakers Program 

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Photo provided via Silver Sneakers.

The Silver Sneakers, a community fitness program for seniors that works to promote active living through physical and social engagement, has nearly 22,000 locations nationwide offering over 80 kinds of classes.  The program is affordable for seniors who are trying to maintain an active lifestyle.  Locations,  including Kingston Rehabilitation of Perrysburg, Maumee Senior Center, Monroe Street Neighborhood Center and Level Fitness, LLC, participate in various Silver Sneakers classes or groups. For more information silversneakers.com to find the locations for classes in Toledo.

Attend a Breast Cancer Support Group

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Photo provided via YWCA.

The YWCA of Northwest Ohio is offering a free support group for people who are grappling with a breast cancer diagnosis and seeking resources. Held at the ProMedica Ebeid Center, 1806 Madison Ave., in the community conference room, the group meets bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5 pm to 6 pm. Those who are dealing with breast cancer can talk, gain resources and find community. For more information, contact YWCA Healthy Connections at 419-241-3235 or ksanders@ywcanwo.org.

Stroke Support Group

Area Office on Aging
Photo provided via Area Office on Aging.

The Area Office on Aging knows the difficulties that can arise after a stroke or for those helping a loved one as a caregiver. That’s why the AOA hosts a Stroke Support group on the fourth Thursday of each month from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Flower Hospital Conference Center, 5200 Harroun Road. Scheduled speakers and topics vary each month but all are related to stroke survival. Thursdays, August 24th and September 28th. 419-291-7575, stroke.support@promedica.org.

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